News The “Light Will Win”: Ukrainian Artists at the Le Salon d’Automne in Paris

On 17 January 2024, 7 p.m., the Opening Ceremony of the Ukrainian project "Light Will Win" will be held at the 120th Annual Autumn Salon in Paris


In the “Light Will Win” project, presented at Parisian Le Salon d’Automne, the NAA of Ukraine brought together renowned artists-academicians and young artists. Regardless of the city of birth, they all identify themselves as Ukrainians, and they are united by highlighting one common truth about the unprecedented violent war. They see their mission in continuing to work, to record memory, to render thoughts and hopes, to generate support and strength, and, thus to keep the spirit of Ukrainians alive through art, through light.
The Salon d'Automne was launched in 1903 and has given rise to artistic movements and major figures in contemporary art, such as Matisse and Guimard. This year, for its 120 anniversary, some 1,400 artworks will be brought together in the annual show. The exhibition will be attended by a number of personalities from the art world along with the artists who will present their works.
Rooted in this prestigious past, the show continues today to bring together artists from all over the world, and this time of fifty different nationalities, as well as some 30,000 art connoisseurs are expected to attend. The participation of Ukrainian artists in this year's salon was made possible with the generous support of philanthropist Lady Dewi Sukarno and the Earth Aid Society Foundation.
Among Ukrainian artists taking part in the Salon in January 2024: Serhiy Mykhalchuk, Dmytro Kozatskyi, Kateryna Lisova, Anastasiia Podervianska, Mykhailo Rai, Victor Sydorenko, Anatoliy Melnyk, Pavlo Makov, Yuriy Vakulenko, Oleksandr Dubovik, Anatoliy Kryvolap, Tiberiy Szilvashi, Liubomir Medvid, Oleg Tistol, Andriy Bokotey, Sergei Sviatchenko and Maryna Skugareva.
Curated by Natalia Shpytkovska


From 18 to 21 January 2024, the 120th Le Salon d'Automne will be held at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris (La Grande Halle de La Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris 19).
Special thanks are extended to Andriy Puchkov, Oles Sanin, Mykhailo Bokotey, Olimpia Cebotari, Natalia Kochergina, and Kadim Tarasov.
Partners: Art Support Fund and Aleksandr Savchuk Foundation.
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